Roca is delighted to announce that its internationally acclaimed One Day Design Challenge is coming to the UK for the first time this year. Taking place on Saturday 17th June at the Roca London Gallery, this exciting competition invites young designers to showcase their creative talents and design innovative concepts for bathroom-related spaces. The winner or winning team will receive a prize on the day of £1000.
“The One Day Design Challenge will also take place in Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona, Russia, UAE, Oman, Shangai, Hong Kong, but this year is the first opportunity for the UK design community to show what they can do,” says Alan Dodds, Roca UK’s Managing Director. “This intense day of competition both supports and engages emerging designers in the drive to improve the bathroom experience, focusing our brightest minds on functional considerations as well as matters of space, sustainability and well-being. Roca encourages all contestants to be bold in demonstrating their innovation, creativity and design intelligence. We’re looking forward to an exhilarating day of competition.”
Entries will be judged on their creativity, originality and viability as well as the clarity and graphic design of the showcase presentations. A prestigious jury including Maha Kutay (Director, Zaha Hadid Design), Sam Jacob (Principal & Director, Sam Jacob Studio), Risa Sano and Yasuyuki Sakurai (Mentsen Design Studio) and Xavier Torras (Brand Communications Director of Roca and Director of We Are Water Foundation) will critique all work entered and select three winners.
Alongside the £1000 prize for the competition winner or winning team, cash prizes will also be awarded on the day for second and third places at £650 and £350 respectively.
The competition is open to students or young professionals aged between 18 and 29 years old, studying or working within the design, architecture or product design fields.
Participants can take part as individuals or in groups of two or three by registering at www.onedaydesignchallenge.net up until Wednesday 14th June 2017.
Maha Kutay – Director Zaha Hadid Design
Sam Jacob - Principal & Director Sam Jacob Studio
Yasuyuki Sakurai and Risa Sano – Mentsen Design Studio
Xavier Torras – Brand Communications Director of Roca and Director of the We Are Water Foundation